Men's track

  • 15 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • Seven NCAA Div. III outdoor top-10 team finishes
  • 2014 indoor distance medley relay national champions
  • Six 2014 indoor All-America honors

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Letterwinners

 

2014 returning letterwinners

Nick Barnes

Sr.
Mid-distance
Southeast Polk HS
Altoona, Iowa

Career bests
400 meters- 51.62
600 meters - 1:25.72
800 meters - 1:55.37
1,000 meters - 2:46.16
1,500 meters - 4:14.2

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, 4x800 relay, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x800 relay
2013 indoor: 6th, 800 meters; 4th, 4x800 relay
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay; 6th 800 meters

Nick Barnes

 

Alex Bleadorn

So.
Sprints
Waverly Shell-Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.57
100 meters - 11.95
200 meters - 23.38
400 meters - 51.65

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Aaron Brown

Jr.
Distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 2:12.42
1,000 meters - 2:52.36
1,500 meters - 4:24.59
Mile - 4:47.77
3,000 meters - 9:33.36
5,000 meters - 16:35.98
10,000 meters - 35:04.85

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Grady Carson

Jr.
Sprints
Centerville HS
Centerville, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 7.02
60 meters - 7.68
100 meters - 11.79
200 meters - 24.05


Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Landon Coker

Jr.
Sprints, jumps
Washington HS
Washington, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.28
100 meters - 11.23
200 meters - 23.81
Long jump - 18-3.75

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Cole Decker

So.
Distance
Dowling Catholic HS
Des Moines, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 2:03.95
1,000 meters - 2:44.72
1,500 meters - 4:00.79
Mile - 4:22.40
3,000 meters - 8:44.59
5,000 meters - 14:36.59
10,000 meters - 29:59.31 (school record)

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, 10,000 meters, 2013)

 

Cody Doughan

Sr.
Distance
Pleasant Valley HS
Bettendorf, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 2:04.36
1,000 meters - 2:46.36
1,500 meters - 4:10.62
Mile - 4:37.93
3,000 meters - 8:49.81
3,000 steeplechase - 10:02.00
5,000 meters - 15:25.51

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor:
10th, 3,000 meters

Cody Doughan

 

Cole Ebel

So.
Sprints
South O'Brien HS
Sutherland, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.27
100 meters - 11.32
200 meters - 23.52


Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Jake Forgie

Jr.
Hurdles
Pleasant Valley HS
Le Claire, Iowa

Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.32
60 meters - 7.42
60 hurdles - 8.76
110 hurdles - 15.92
200 meters - 24.50
Triple jump - 35-6

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
Most Improved Performer (2013)


Conner Freeman

Jr.
Jumps
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa

Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.19
60 meters - 7.42
60 hurdles - 8.98
100 meters - 11.47
110 hurdles - 15.65
200 meters - 23.69
400 meters - 52.93
1,500 meters - 5:06.27
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-6.25
Pole vault - 12-3.5
Shot put - 33-4.75
Discus throw - 116-8
Javelin throw - 137-7
Heptathlon - 4,462
Decathlon - 5,976

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, heptathlon, 2013; 1st, decathlon, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 2nd, distance medley relay; 8th, high jump
2013 indoor: 10th, high jump; 2nd heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st decathlon


Clayton Fritz

Sr.
Middle distance
Indianola HS
Carlisle, Iowa

Career bests
400 meters - 54.07
400 hurdles - 58.52
600 meters - 1:26.84
800 meters - 1:59.37
1,500 meters - 4:16.45
Mile - 4:55.57
3,000 steeplechase - 10:34.94

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2011 indoor:
3rd, 4x800 relay
2011 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay

 

Aaron Fuller

Sr.
Multi-Events
Roncalli HS
Aberdeen, S.D.

Career bests
55 meters - 7.21
55 hurdles - 8.56
60 meters - 7.73
60 hurdles - 9.18
100 meters - 11.81
110 hurdles - 16.53
400 meters - 54.81
1,000 meters - 2:54.22
1,500 meters - 4:55.1
High jump - 5-11.25
Long jump - 19-11.5
Pole vault - 14-8.25
Shot put - 35-4.5
Discus throw - 109-4
Javelin throw - 165-10
Heptathlon - 4,432
Decathlon - 5,973

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2010 indoor:
2nd, pole vault
2010 outdoor:
5th, pole vault; 8th, decathlon
2011 indoor: 5th, pole vault
2011 outdoor: 3rd, decathlon; 5th, pole vault; 5th, javelin
2012 indoor: 1st, pole vault; 5th, heptathlon
2012 outdoor: 3rd, decathlon; 4th, pole vault; 6th, javelin
2013 indoor: 6th pole vault; 4th heptathlon

 

Spencer Hammack

So.
Sprints
Ottumwa HS
Ottumwa, Iowa

Career bests
400 meters - 50.65
Triple jump - 39-2.5

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
All-Iowa Conference (3rd, 4x200 relay, 2013; 3rd, 4x400 relay, 2013)

 

Eli Horton

Jr.
Distance
Southeast Polk HS
Runnells, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 1:55.91
1,000 meters - 2:38.83
1,500 meters - 3:51.06
Mile - 4:10.01 (school record)
3,000 meters - 8:33.57
5,000 meters - 14:12.4 (school record)

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
USTFCCCA Division III Central Region men's track athlete of the year (2014, indoor)
Iowa Conference indoor track and field track events MVP (2014)
All-Iowa Conference (1st, 1,500 meters, 2013; 1st, 5,000 meters, 2013; 1st, Mile, 2013; 2nd, 3,000 meters, 2013; 2nd, 5,000 meters, 2013; 2nd, 4x800 relay, 2013)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week
(April 22, 2013; April 1, 2013; cross country: Oct. 29 2012)
Iowa Conference men's outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 29, 2013; April 22, 2013; April 1, 2013; April 30, 2012)
Iowa Conference men's indoor track events athlete of the week (Feb. 10, 2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 5th, Mile; 7th, 3,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, mile; 2nd, 3,000 meters; 2nd, 5,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters; 2nd, 4x800 relay

NCAA results
2013 indoor: 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 14th, 1,500 meters

Eli Horton

Drew Jackson

Jr.
Distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 1:58.66
1,000 meters - 2:34.96
1,500 meters - 3:57.03
Mile - 4:16.86
3,000 meters - 8:41.75
3,000 steeplechase - 9:25.10
5,000 meters - 15:05.44

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (1st, distance medley, 2013; 1st, 3,000 steeplechase, 2013; 2nd, mile run, 2013; 2nd, 4x800 relay, 2013; 3,000 meters, 3rd, 2013)
Iowa Conference men's indoor track events athlete of the week
(Jan. 31, 2012)
Iowa Conference men's outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 29, 2013; April 30, 2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, Mile; 7th, 5,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 4th, 1,500 meters; 8th, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 2nd, mile; 3rd, 3,000 meters; 1st, distance medley
2013 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd 4x800 relay; 4th 5,000 meters

Drew Jackson

Gunnar Johnson

Jr.
Throws
Johnston HS
Ankeny, Iowa

Career bests
Shot put - 46-11.75
Discus throw - 124-3
Javelin throw - 149-8

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 9th, shot put
2013 indoor: 7th, shot put


Eric Larson

Jr.
Multi-events
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 6.78
55 hurdles - 7.81
60 meters - 7.19
60 hurdles - 8.27
100 meters - 11.20
110 hurdles - 14.96
400 meters - 51.21
1,000 meters - 2:44.22
1,500 meters - 4:38.89
High jump - 6-8.25
Long jump - 23-10.75
Shot put - 37-8.5
Discus throw - 120-0
Javelin throw - 146-01
Pole vault - 14-7.25
Heptathlon - 5,277 (school record)
Decathlon - 6,969


Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (1st, 55 hurdles, 2013; 2nd, pole vault, 2013; 2nd, long jump, 2013; 2nd, long jump, 2013; 2nd, high jump, 2013; 3rd, 4x100 relay, 2013)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (April 29, 2013)
Iowa Conference men's indoor field events athlete of the week
(Feb. 6, 2012)
Iowa Conference men's outdoor field events athlete of the week
(April 29, 2013; April 1, 2013)
Most Valuable Performer (2013)
Most Valuable Freshman (2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, helptathlon; 6th, high jump; 8th, 60 hurdles
2012 outdoor: 5th, 110 hurdles
2013 indoor: 1st, 60 hurdles; 2nd, high jump; 2nd, pole vault; 2nd, long jump
2013 outdoor: 2nd, long jump; 2nd, high jump; 3rd 4x100 relay; 5th, 110 hurdles

NCAA results:
2012 indoor:
8th, heptathlon
2012 outdoor:
5th, decathlon
2013 indoor: 1st, heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st, decathlon


LJ Lipscomb

Jr.
Mid-distance
Iowa/Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa

Career bests
400 meters - 49.88
600 meters - 1:23.22
800 meters - 1:53.54
1,000 meters - 2:42.72
1,500 meters - 4:11.26

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
Iowa Conference men's outdoor track events athlete of the week
(April 30, 2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 1st, 800 meters

LJ Lipscomb

Steven Messerschmidt

Sr.
Throws
Tri-Center HS
Neola, Iowa

Career bests
Shot put - 50-1.25
Weight throw - 52-10.75
Hammer throw - 162-8
Discus - 144-2

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
Team co-captain (2014)

Iowa Conference results

2012 indoor: 2nd, shot put
2013 indoor: 4th shot put; 4th, weight throw
2013 outdoor: 4th, shot put; 5th, hammer throw

 

Kyle Nuehring

So.
Mid-distance
Waukee HS
Waukee, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 1:53.36
1,000 meters - 2:37.89
1,500 meters - 3:56.45
Mile - 4:21.01

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
All-Iowa Conference (1st, distance medley, 2013; 2nd, 1,500 meters, 2013; 3rd, 800 meters, 2013)

 

Austin O'Brien

Sr.
Distance
Pleasant Valley HS
Bettendorf, Iowa

Career bests
3,000 meters - 8:26.72 (SR)

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, 4x800 relay, 2011; 3rd, Mile, 2012)
Iowa Conference indoor men's track events athlete of the week (Jan. 27, 2014; Feb. 3, 2014; Feb. 17, 2014)
Team co-captain (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2011 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay; 5th, 800 meters
2012 indoor: 3rd, Mile; 9th, 800 meters

 

Jaemin Powell

So.
Multi-events
Mid-Prairie HS
Wellman, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 6.83
55 hurdles - 8.95
100 meters - 11.39
400 meters - 52.38
1,000 meters - 3:06.05
1,500 meters - 5:25.4
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-1
Pole vault - 10-2.5
Shot put - 36-4
Discus throw - 96-01
Javelin throw - 140-0
Heptathlon - 4,204
Decathlon - 5,469

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Austin Roberts

So.
Sprints
Davis HS
Bloomfield, Iowa

Career bests
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 49.88

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
All-Iowa Conference (3rd, 4x400 relay, 2013)

 

Dan Roemerman

So.
Hurdles, sprints
City High HS
Iowa City, Iowa

Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.03
60 meters - 7.18
60 hurdles - 8.29
100 meters - 11.09
110 hurdles - 14.98
200 meters - 22.35


Awards/honors
One varsity letter
All-Iowa Conference (1st, 110 hurdles, 2013; 2nd, 55 hurdles, 2013; 3rd, 4x100 relay, 2013)

 

Timothy Shepherd

Jr.
Distance
Knoxville HS
Knoxville, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 2:08.6
1,000 meters - 2:46.66
1,500 meters - 4:10.1
Mile - 4:29.42
3,000 meters 8:58.58
3,000 steeplechase - 10:03.53
5,000 meters - 15:59.77
10,000 meters - 33:03.58

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 12th, 5,000 meters


Jordan Sump

Sr.
Mid-distance
Dallas Center- Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa

Career bests
100 meters - 11.73
200 meters - 23.73
400 meters - 53.13
400 hurdles - 58.10
600 meters - 1:27.99
800 meters - 2:05.20
1,500 meters - 4:40.60
Mile - 4:52.2
Triple jump - 38-0.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Josh Tack

Jr.
Throws
Hudson HS
Hudson, Iowa

Career bests
Shot put - 42-2.25
Weight throw - 47-4
Discus throw - 138-06
Hammer throw - 137-11

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Mitch Wagoner

Sr.
Sprints
Iowa Falls-Alden HS
Iowa Falls, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 6.81
60 meters - 7.19
100 meters - 10.85
200 meters - 21.89
400 meters - 49.47 U

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (3rd, 4x200 relay, 2013; 3rd, 4x100 relay, 2013)
Iowa Conference outdoor men’s track events athlete of the week (May 8, 2011)
Most Valuable Freshman (2011)

Iowa Conference results
2011 indoor:
1st, 4x400 relay; 2nd, 4x200 relay
2011 outdoor: 3rd, 100 meters; 3rd, 200 meters; 1st, 4x100 relay
2012 indoor: 6th, 60 meters
2012 outdoor: 6th, 100 meters; 7th, 200 meters
2013 indoor: 3rd, 4x200 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x100 relay; 7th, 100 meters

NCAA results
2011 outdoor: 5th, 4x100 relay
2012 outdoor: 5th, 4x100 relay


Brandon Young

Jr.
Mid-distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa

Career bests
400 meters - 53.89
600 meters - 1:28.31
800 meters - 2:02.05
1,000 meters - 2:58.33
1,500 meters - 4:23.63

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay


Mason Zimmerman

Jr.
Sprints
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.44
200 meters - 22.59
400 meters - 50.15

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (3rd, 4x200 relay, 2013; 3rd, 4x400 relay, 2013)
Team co-captain (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2013 indoor: 7th, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x200 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x100 relay



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